This dozy Lie-in King is draped across two branches of a tree for an afternoon nap in the sun. The King of the Jungle was taking five minutes out while his tail and paws were dangling from the bough of a tree.
A lion naps draped across two branches of a tree with his paws and tail dangling down
The stunning photo was taken at the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda where he is one of the main attractions.
Lions are not known for their tree climbing skills unlike other big cats such as leopards.
But that did not stop this adventurous lion who clearly used tree climbing to cool down in the warm afternoon sun.
The King of the Jungle wedged himself between two branches for an afternoon nap in the sun
The massive predator looks just like a pet cat having a lie-in on its perch on a hot summer's day
The big cat is the mane attraction at at the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda